How to remove Henna stains?

Removing henna stains can be tough. We have compiled a list of tips and methods to remove henna stains. All you need is some everyday stuff and a bit of patience.

10 remedies for removing henna stains:

1. Lemon Juice:

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent. Its skin cleaning properties makes it effective in removing henna stains.

Method: Soak your hands in lukewarm water for a few minutes, and then rub the stains with a slice of lemon or a slice of it. This will lighten and eventually remove the henna stains.

2. Bleach:

Bleaching can be used for henna stains removal. Always select a mild bleach cream.

Method: Apply the bleach cream on henna stains and let it dry for around fifteen minutes. Later, wash it off.

3. Micellar water:

Micellar water is a cosmetic product used for removing makeup from the skin. Along with makeup removal, it can also lighten henna stains.

Method: Soak a cotton swab in micellar water and rub on the henna stains for at least 5 minutes. Wash thoroughly and apply a moisturizer.

4. Olive oil:

A paste of olive oil and salt can be used as an exfoliator to wear off henna stains.

Method: Take a quarter cup of olive oil and add 3-4 tablespoons of salt to it. Make a thick paste and apply on the henna stains. Gently massage the area and wash with warm water.

5. Wet wipes:

Baby wipes or wet wipes can also be used to lighten the henna stains.

Method: Take a baby wipe and rub it over the stains in a circular motion. The stains would fade in few rubbings.

6. Antibacterial soap and water:

Antibacterial soaps contain alcohol that you can use for stain removal.

Method: Wash the henna stains with warm water. Apply the foam of antibacterial soap  and massage it gently. Wash again with warm water. Repeat the process 3-4 times for complete removal.

7. Toothpaste:

Your good old toothpaste tube is also a life-saver if you are looking to remove a henna stain.

Method: Apply the toothpaste on the stain. Rub it for ten minutes, and wash it with plain tap water. Try it for a few times and get an utterly faded henna stain.

8. Exfoliating scrub:

Exfoliating scrub or facewash can also be used for henna stains removal.

Method: Gently massage the henna stain with the exfoliating scrub or facewash. Do not scrub the stain rigorously because it can irritate the skin. Rinse it with water, and then apply a moisturizer.

9. Sugar and coconut oil:

Just like the olive oil and salt mixture, coconut oil and sugar mixture also works as a great exfoliator.

Method: Apply sugar and coconut oil mixture on henna stain and scrub gently. This stain will fade away in no time.

10. Hydrogen peroxide:

Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent chemical compound to remove stains and pigmentation. You can use it to remove henna stains from different parts of the body.

Method: Soak a cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide and rub the affected area with it. Repeat the process multiple times and henna stain will fade away in no time.

These are few tips to remove henna stains from hands or any other part of the body. If you know about any other way to remove the stains, feel free to share in the comments.


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